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Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses (Hardback)

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Inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who are moving their families out of poverty by starting their own businesses. Over the last five years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the rate of all US firms; in 2002, the number is expected to surpass the six million mark. Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs tells the inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who have marshaled the creative energy, confidence, and capital necessary to start their own small businesses. These women, who have used their entrepreneurial skills as a route out of poverty, give an American face to an economic empowerment tool that has enjoyed great success in developing countries. And by becoming their own bosses, they are not only providing for their children but also inspiring them. Though each of their businesses is unique, all eleven of these women have discovered previously unknown strengths as theyve struggled to overcome personal and bureaucratic obstacles. All received important assistance from nonprofit organizations supported by the Ms.

Foundation for Women, a pioneer funding entity of microenterprise programs in the US Accompanying each profile are photographs by documentary photographer Earl Dotter, which capture the unique, hardworking American spirit of the entrepreneur and her family.

BusinessBusiness & managementEntrepreneurship & business livesBusinessBusiness & managementOwnership & organization of enterprisesSmall businesses & self-employedGLBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Publication Date: 09/09/2002 ISBN-13: 9780813339108  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Martha Shirk, a journalist who speci alizes in social issues, is co-author of Lives on the Line: American Families and the Struggle t o Make Ends Meet (Westview, 1999). Anna W adia is a program director at the Ms. Foundat ion in New York. She lives in New York City.

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